It seems the previous post has inspired the call for a special dedication to our distinguished boy band-loving scibling over at Gene Expression. So it’s time to sport your fanny pack and get those fluorescent Reebok pumps out of the closet! Yes Razib, just for you… the premiere of New Kids On The Block in 2008:
As tickets are going fast for the New Kids On The Block tour, Harrison Ford is starring as Indiana Jones in the summer’s first blockbuster and a movie about Batman and the Joker nears premiere. Big hair is in and we await a President named George Bush out. There’s conflict in the Middle East and a Mars Lander set to explore the red planet. Paula Abdul is driving the music industry, Madonna is topping billboard charts, and J. Crew’s promoting jelly shoes as the summer’s hottest accessory.
Oh. And it’s 2008 this time around.
Now that I’m in my late 20’s looking back at the sunset of the 1980’s, I can’t help but recognize that the more things change, the more they stay the same. And despite all the dismal news about our environment everyday, I suspect that the planet will be alright if we make smart, informed decisions in policy and practice right now.
Yes, over time the world will evolve into a very different earth than we’ve known, but like Doc once told Marty, our future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Our future is whatever we make it. So let’s make it a good one.